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Satoshi Kon, Director of ‘Paprika’ and ‘Tokyo Godfathers,’ Has Reportedly Died at Age 47

Satoshi Kon, the Japanese director of animated films such as Tokyo Godfathers, Millennium Actress and the Inception-influencing Paprika, has died at the young age of 47. The director reportedly lost a battle with cancer. News of the director's passing originally came via a tweet from Takeda Yasuhiro, then seems to have been confirmed by other sources, such as the UK Anime Network.
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R.I.P.: Satoshi Kon (1963-2010)?

Entertainment / Film : Cinematical (4 years ago)

Rumors started to circulate around Twitter today that anime luminary Satoshi Kon, director of such truly brilliant films as Millennium Actress and Paprika, has died at the age of 47. One of the first reports came in from Takeda Yasu... Read Post

Satoshi Kon, visionary anime filmmaker, dies at 46

Entertainment : Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch (4 years ago)

Satoshi Kon, one of the true visionaries of Japanese animation, died on Aug. 24 of pancreatic cancer at 46. Kon’s first film, 1999?s psychological thriller Perfect Blue, established what became a hallmark of his all-too-short career... Read Post

A Video Essay Exploring Japanese Director and Animator Satoshi Kon’s Unique Style of Editing

Odd : Laughing Squid (yesterday)

Creator and editor Tony Zhou explores the unique editing style of Japanese director and animator Satoshi Kon in a recent video essay. Kon is best known for the animated films Perfect Blue, Millennium Actress, Tokyo Godfathers, and P... Read Post


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